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Banking & Financing

Banking and financing are an important part of the portfolio of USGB’s services. Our lawyers have gained extensive experience in advising borrowers and lenders on securities issue matters, as well as on bank and non-bank financing or refinancing of various projects, technologies, movable and immovable assets. We also deal with matters concerning financing acquisitions of ownership interests or shares (financial assistance).

Our services primarily include conducting legal due diligence, setting up a financing structure, advice and representation in preparing and negotiating loan term sheets, loan agreements and other financial documentation, pledge agreements, guarantee agreements and other security documents, as well in performing conditions precedent for drawing down loans, and post-transaction advice.

We also represent clients in connection with unauthorized, unexecuted or incorrectly executed payment transactions under the Payment Services Act, as well as in connection with the detection of unusual business transactions under the Act on the Prevention of Legalization of Proceeds of Criminal Activity and Terrorist Financing.

Our Experience

Consortium of banks

Legal advice on the comprehensive arrangement of a double-digit million euro syndicated loan provided to a major telecommunications service provider in Central Europe.

Real estate investor

Comprehensive legal advice on the provision of multimillion euro financing for building a residential project in Slovakia, including ensuring proper fulfilment of obligations by the borrower and inspection of the project’s implementation by the lender.

Private client

Comprehensive legal advice on the provision of multimillion euro financing for building a sports-recreational and medical center in Slovakia, including ensuring proper fulfilment of obligations by the borrower and inspection of the project’s implementation by the lender.

Slovak private bank

Legal advice on assessing the bank’s liability for execution of unauthorized payment transactions, the obligation to refund funds, damages, as well as the risk of committing a possible administrative offense and imposing a sanction by the National Bank of Slovakia and the Financial Intelligence Unit.

Export-Import Bank

Legal advice on assessing template contractual documentation for export credits.